(Closed) Who cleaned up after your reception? need help here from married bees………

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would also love to hear the answer to this!!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I planned a wedding with a non-traditional venue and they hired MerryMaids to come in aftewards. It was fairly well priced.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I also would love to hear some advice on this…thanks for posting it!!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hired a brand new DOC for the set up and clean up.  She is taking care of everything and I don’t have to worry about it.  I was going to do it all myself, but in the end I just want to enjoy the day and not stress about set up and clean up so it was totally worth $200 to me.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

We (as in all family members) did it all. I recruited everyone I could before they went to the afterparty, but sent the B&G and bridal party on ahead. We had 2 vans and 3 cars full of stuff, so needed lots of help to wrap things up. The caterer did all the food cleanup and removed tablecloths, but just put them in large bags.

Needless to say, we never made it to the AP…we were done for the night!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sometimes I don’t even think of this because FFIL keeps telling me not to worry about it. It is the parents job to clean up after, and I jut keep thinking “Uhm, you don’t know my parents then.” I can see my parents not sticking around to help clean up, not that I think they should, but FFIL obvisouly thinks they should, haha. and I don’t even see FMIL helping too much either, because she gets tired easily, which is not her fault, but I just see FFIL getting stuck with the brunt of it, and I don’t want to burden him with that. I don’t think we will have too much to clean up though. Our reception location is pretty laid back. As long as something is permanent. I don’t think they care too much.

The thing I am worried about the most is the ceremony. We won’t have too much to clean up but I have to find someone who will do that too, because I think our church requires it to be cleaned after an hour after the service, which is nuts to me, but it’s their rules.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think we need a little more information to give you better advice.

What’s your reception set up? How many people? Are there caterers? Self catered? Where is the venue?

 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My parents, brothers/SILs and my ILs all helped clean up after our reception. Even some of our bridal party members helped. I didnt even think twice about it!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My wedding planner took care of all clean up.  🙂  It was so nice to not have to worry!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our caterer cleaned up all the food/tables/ bar/kitchen. My parents, aunts & uncles, and a few of the GM helped clean up all decor/everything else.  

I have been to a few family wedings, and in each case, the family all pitched in to clean up.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We rented a van for the day of to get the bridal party from point a to point b.  And then used it at the end of the day to load all of the decorations in.  I had a friend acting as my Bridal Assistant/Coordinator.  While my family was taking pictures immediately following the ceremony she grabbed all of the church decorations (not much just some pomander balls for the aisle).  At the end of the reception my husband and I left but my (very large) family and bridal party went back up to the reception room.  The wait staff at the venue took care of all the food and linen clean up.  My family and friends made a little assembly line and packed up the decorations.  Apparently it went really smoothly and they were able to get it done in about 30 minutes.  I just asked everyone in advance if they would help and so they all knew what to do/what was expected before the day.  Everyone was awesome to pitch in so my husband and I could go and enjoy are wedding night.  

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

The servers at our wedding broke everything down, packed it up, and loaded it into cars. But they had to load it into my car so we were the last to leave 🙂 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My caterer cleaned everything up.  My DOC loaded gifts into parents’ cars and helped out the caterer with linens, etc.  Trust me, cleaning up after a wedding (if you’re a guest) is a bummer.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My wedding planner, the site coordinator, caterers took care of all of it. At the end of the night gifts/props were loaded onto my mom’s car and my uncle’s car but it was all organized and orchestrated by our Wedding Planner. I’m not sure exactly how much your budget is but have you considered hiring a “Day of Coordinator” instead of paying the hefty fee to set up the day before. This might be a better way to spend the money and less headache.

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